Cannabis Trends: Cannabis and Blockchain

Blockchain has the potential to be the ideal mechanism in which regulatory bodies can capture the history of cannabis through the entire supply chain, ultimately ensuring consumer safety and product quality control.

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Cannabis Trends: Leveraging Data in Cannabis

Every major industry in America leverages data as a predictive tool for cost-effective decisions. In 2017, several cannabis tech companies have created impressive offerings that harness the power of big data

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Cannabis Trends: Canada Dominates

In these times of prohibition, our kindly neighbors to the north are looking more and more savvy. While the federal government in the United States continues to insist that marijuana has absolutely no medical benefit

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Cannabis Trends: The Product Revolution

As companies transition out of the gray market, many are upping their game and hiring marketing teams to make sure their brands look legit. In 2018, consumers will see more branded cannabis products than ever

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Cannabis Trends: Increase in Home Grows

The popularity of growing cannabis at home is going to rise significantly in the coming year. We expect to see the home grow market more than double in 2018, in the wake of new recreational legalization measures in states

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Three Catalysts for the Growth of Cannabis IPOs

With millions of marijuana dollars already flowing through US and Canadian stock exchanges, new funds and investors entering the space, and the excitement around the increased legalization of recreational marijuana, we’re seeing a strong appetite among global investors to invest in the US cannabis market.

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California Cannabis: Expect Turmoil Prior To The Enlightenment

Even though California will finally begin allowing the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1st, 2018, a lot of people are very nervous about how that is going to go. The state has had a largely unsupervised medical cannabis program in place since 1996

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Legal Marijuana Lounges Are Coming to America

Marijuana is a social drug, so its only natural that marijuana lounges and social clubs are appealing to people. In some states, marijuana lounges are needed because visitors who legally purchase recreational cannabis may not have a legal place to consume it

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Impending Legalization in New Jersey Will Put Pressure on New York

With recreational marijuana sales set to begin in Massachusetts over the summer and incoming New Jersey governor Phil Murphy poised to legalize pot as quickly as possible, there’s a good chance that hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers

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Cannabis Predictions for 2018

8 Predictions for Cannabis in 2018

As the marijuana industry continues to grow state by state, adding businesses, jobs and revenue, 2018 is poised to be the biggest year in the history of marijuana in America, and beyond.

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Governor Phil Scott (R) signed into law House Bill 511

Vermont Makes History by Legalizing Marijuana Through a Legislative Process

Vermont made history today by becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through a legislative process, as opposed to voter initiative. Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) signed into law House Bill 511, which makes it legal for adults over 21 to possess up to one ounce of cannabis or five grams of hash, and removes penalties for possession and cultivation of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants and home. Read more

2017 Year in Review

2017 has been a tremendous year for the cannabis industry, leaving us with a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Tax revenue from retail marijuana sales is supporting state infrastructure and education, marijuana arrests are down nationally, cannabis technology companies across all verticals are seeing increased traction and investment, and more Americans than ever are in favor of marijuana legalization and regulation. 

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